iPhone X vs Note 8 vs Pixel 2 XL: Which Phone Has The Best OLED Display?

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iPhone X vs Note 8 vs Pixel 2 XL: Which Phone Has The Best OLED Display?
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The iPhone X is Apple’s first smartphone to sport an OLED display. You can say Apple is kind of a newbie in the OLED space. It was still stuck on LCD panels while most of the Android vendors moved on to OLED. Samsung is the leader in the OLED market. It has spent years refining the technology. Google has also added OLED panels to its new Pixel 2 XL. So, folks at Tom’s Guide pitted the iPhone X OLED screen against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 and Google’s Pixel 2 XL to see which one has the best display.

iPhone X OLED panel is better than the other two

Interestingly, Apple has used OLED panels made by Samsung on the iPhone X. The Note 8 comes with a Super AMOLED screen, and the Pixel 2 XL sports the P-OLED panels made by LG Display. The primary difference between them is that P-OLED screens have a plastic substrate that makes them thinner and more flexible, while the OLED and AMOLED panels have a glass substrate.

Tom’s Guide first tested the brightness of the iPhone X, Note 8, and the Pixel 2 XL. They used a light meter to measure the brightness. Samsung’s flagship reached only 408 nits. The Pixel 2 XL was a bit higher at 438 nits. The iPhone X OLED display delivered surprising results. It recorded a mind-blowing brightness of 574 nits. Google recently said it would reduce the Pixel 2 XL brightness by 50 nits to fix various display issues users have been complaining about.

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